March marks Women’s History Month. The U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1980 was the first class to commission female officers and since then our female alumni have served with distinction in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and assumed positions of exceptional leadership in command, citizenship and government.

Featured Stories 

  CDR Blythe Blakistone '02, USN, first woman to command NSW

  LCDR Beth-Ann Martin '08, USN, the first recipent of the CAPT Ott Award for Amphibious Warfare Excellence


  Maj Stephanie Drake '05, USMC (Ret.), runs nonprofit that helps veterans

  Janie Mines '80, first Black female to graduate from the Naval Academy, named 2021 Distinguished Graduate.
  CAPT Amy Bauernschmidt '94, USN, first woman to command an aircraft carrier.




  Dr. Alisha Malloy '90 named future Academic Dean at NAPS. 

  LCDR Kayla Barron '10, USN, astronaut, on first mission on the International Space Station.
  CDR Billie J. Farrell '04, USN, first woman to command CONSTITUTION.


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